Henry Lewis Suggs, Ph.D.
The Preeminent Scholar of the Black Press in America

The Black Press in the South, 1865-1979

300 pages. Originally published by Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, in 1983.

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"The Black Press in the South is a tour de force ... Both scholars and students will agree that this book represents a solid contribution as a guide to future research."
- Merline Pitre, The Journal of Southern History 50:4 (November 1984), 658-659.
The Black Press in the South provides an overview of black newspapers in twelve states. Topics include black Republicanism, race relations, business enterprise, the church, family, school, and social welfare. All of the essays detail the civil rights movement and advocacy for integration.


Table of Contents


Chapter One: Alabama
Allen Woodrow Jones

Chapter Two: Arkansas
Calvin Smith

Chapter Three: Florida
Jerrill H. Shofner

Chapter Four: Georgia
Alton Hornsby, Jr.

Chapter Five: Louisiana
Thomas J. Davis

Chapter Six: Mississippi
Julius Eric Thompson

Chapter Seven: Missouri

George Everett Slavens

Chapter Eight: North Carolina
Henry Lewis Suggs and Bernadine Moses Duncan

Chapter Nine: South Carolina
Theodore "Ted" Hemingway

Chapter Ten: Tennessee
Samuel Shannon

Chapter Eleven: Texas
James Smallwood

Chapter Twelve: Virginia
Henry Lewis Suggs


Bibliographical Essay

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